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    New Build Setup

    Hi everyone.

    So the construction company i work for has almost finished the new house and will soon be onto the pool. As you can see from my extremely advanced drawings it will be an oval pool measuring approximately 25' wide x 40' long x 8' deep which the pool calculator comes out as 51,800 gallons.

    Other than the shape and size, the drawings allow us to put what we want. I think my boss is thinking of going with Gunite and other then that i don't think he'd looked into much other then he says it will be "simple".

    So i'm having a hunt around to see what peoples opinions are on equipment etc. All the pools i've dealt with so far have been SWG, should i change? I think my preference is DE filters having seen cartridge, DE and sand and seem to favour DE. Most pumps we've had in the past when we've replaced them for people have been Haywood.

    So got a great opinion, want to warn me of something then give me a shout i'm interested for any comments.

    If it has an bearing, this pool will be in the caribbean.

    Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

    Andrew
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    Regards

    Andrew

    British Virgin Islands, Caribbean.
    Freeform pools - 12,000 gallons
    DE Filter
    In Ground Pool
    Plaster
    Pump Info to follow

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    Re: New Build Setup

    The drawing is a true oval, while the pool calculator is assuming a swimming pool oval which has straight sides and half round ends. A true oval will be a bit smaller than what you calculated.

    The most important things are to get a two speed, or variable speed, pump to save electricity and the largest filter you can.

    Many people here prefer SWG pools, always a good choice.

    I don't like DE filters, too much work for me. But that is just me. Everyone has their own preference for which kind of filter the prefer, there is no clear winner that is best for everyone.
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    Re: New Build Setup

    Thanks for the info Jason. Anyway of making a rough ball park figure is the calculator is not exact for true oval?

    Everyone else, come on give me your opinions, 63 views and 1 reply
    Regards

    Andrew

    British Virgin Islands, Caribbean.
    Freeform pools - 12,000 gallons
    DE Filter
    In Ground Pool
    Plaster
    Pump Info to follow

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    Re: New Build Setup

    Is it 8ft deep the whole pool? My pool is 50 x 20 with the deep end in the middle and a 3 and 4 ft shallow ends and is approx 35900gal
    Kurt R
    35900 gal. 20x40 Inground, Vinyl Liner with Deep End in the Middle, Roman Stairs on Both Ends
    Sta Rite Sys 3, Hayward 1.5 Super Pump, Aqua Heat Heat Pump, Paramount in Floor, BBB

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    Re: New Build Setup

    Hey Kurt,

    We still have some time before we start the build hence why i'm getting ideas about stuff. We are about to look at the layout and 8' is a rough plan depending on the ground contours. Interested to hear how many returns, skimmers, drains etc
    Regards

    Andrew

    British Virgin Islands, Caribbean.
    Freeform pools - 12,000 gallons
    DE Filter
    In Ground Pool
    Plaster
    Pump Info to follow

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    Re: New Build Setup

    Hey Andrew,

    I have 1 Main Drain, 2 skimmers, 2 returns and a 14 Jet in floor Paramount sytem.I have yet to vacuum this pool as the Paramount does all the work. I just posted some pics in Backyard Oasis section.

    Good Luck
    Kurt R
    35900 gal. 20x40 Inground, Vinyl Liner with Deep End in the Middle, Roman Stairs on Both Ends
    Sta Rite Sys 3, Hayward 1.5 Super Pump, Aqua Heat Heat Pump, Paramount in Floor, BBB

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    Re: New Build Setup

    In the drawing it looks as if your steps will be on the length of the pool. Is it to be 8ft deep everywhere?
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    Re: New Build Setup

    Why 8' deep?

    Our pool is 6.5' deep in the middle (slopes down from both ends) and it's deep enough that you can't stand in the middle.
    29,000 gallon, 18' x 44' Indoor plaster pool - 8'x'8 spa in corner. Well water, TF-100,
    pool cover, Pentair MasterTemp 400k btu heater, Jandy RS-4, 4 x 105 sq ft cartridge filters,
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    Re: New Build Setup

    I said 8' because the majority is likely to be, but the pool hasn't even been laid out yet so thats why i was getting people input to what they thought. Unfortunately there is to many pools around here that are badly setup and i have the wonderful task of looking after one already, i wanted to make sure this one is right from the off.
    Regards

    Andrew

    British Virgin Islands, Caribbean.
    Freeform pools - 12,000 gallons
    DE Filter
    In Ground Pool
    Plaster
    Pump Info to follow

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